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Alexander Rennie

Birthdate: (79)
Birthplace: Keith, Bannfshire, Scotland
Death: 1889 (78)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Rannie and Anne Rannie
Husband of Margaret Rennie and Annie Rennie
Father of Margaret Auld Porteous and Ann Auld Porteous

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About Alexander Rennie


Surname RENNIE


Age 79 Years

Gender Male

Date of Death 2 Jun 1889

Place of Death

Last Address ELM ROW,, DUNEDIN

Next of Kin

Funeral Director


Location Block 146. Plot 5

Date of Burial 5 Jun 1889

Type Burial

Date of Cremation

Type of Service

Ashes Disposal

Notes Original reference:- S18890602

Occupation:- SETTLER

Native of:- SCOTLAND

Years in NZ:- 39

Traveled to New Zealand on the Phoebe Dunbar at the age of 40 with his twin daughters.

He trained as a tailor and had set up a tailoring and drapery business in Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire.

When moving to NZ he opened a store on the corner of Princes and Rattray Streets in Dunedin.

He is buried with an Ann Rennie - This is his second wife

In his retirement he worked for Knox Presbyterian Church as a Decan

Also he served on the Otago Provincial Council.

Source:Otago Witness, Issue 139, 14 January 1854, Page 1

LATELY RECEIVED, and FOR SALE at the Store of the Undersigned : — Strong and Dress Boots. Worsted and Cotton Hose and Socks, Striped Shirts. Rice. A small quantity of Oatmeal, .


Princes Street.

Jan 6 1854

Source:Otago Witness, Issue 362, 6 November 1858, Page 1

ALEXANDER RENNIE HAS again Received, per the "Jura," a Large Assortment of BOOTS AND SHOES from Mr. Webstek, consisting of— Men and Boys' Watertights — Bluchers Women's Cloth and Leather Boots Women's and Girh' Watertights, Golashes, Shoes, Pumps, &c. The above are made according to special directions, and well adapted for the Colony — in some respects Superior to those formerly sent from the same quai ter. Those who have not had a trial of Mr. W.s Boots may be informed that they are — both as regards Material and Workmanship — quite different from what is generally imported into the Colony. In prospect of leaving soon for the country, A. R. has resolved to dispose of the above Goods on and after Monday the 18th inst., at considerably REDUCED PRICES.

Parties who have previously left their measures will please accept of this Notice.

Source:Otago Witness, Issue 999, 21 January 1871, Page 14

According to announcement, a meeting of representatives from the several total abstinence societies in the province, as well as of other gentlemen interested in the temperance movement, was held in the Athenaeum on Wednesday afternoon, for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of forming a provincial organisation for the better working of the movement in Otago: The following places and societies were represented : — East Taieri, West Taieri, Lawrence, Blue Spur, Tokomairiro, Mornington, Dunedin, Dunedin Band of Hope, Port Chalmers, Daughters of Temperance, Port Chalmers ; Sons of Temperance, Qaeenstown ; Green Island, Invercargill, and Balclutha. Mr Alexander Rennie was voted to the chair, and Mr J. S. Fleming, Tokomairiro, was appointed Clerk. After discussion, the following proposals were agreed upon :—": — " That a society be formed, to be called the Otago Temperance League." "That the League shall consist of affiliated Total Abstinence Societies and of individual abstainers. " " That the annual subscription of affiliated societies shall be 20s, and of individual members 2s 6d." " That the object of the League shall be the suppression and prevention of intemperance." " That the League shall seek to effect its object by endeavoring to incu oate the pernicious effects of alcoholic liquors, and by seeking the legislative restriction of the liquor traffic." The following gentlemen were appointed interim office-bearers : — Bey. D, M. Stuart, Dunedin, President ; Messrs J. S. Fleming, Tokomairiro, and M. Grant, West Taieri, Vice- Presidents ; Mr Alexander Rennie, Dunedin, Treasurer ; Mr John W. Jago, Dunedin, Secretary ; with, two members from each affiliated society. A number of gentlemen enrolled themselves members of the League.

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Alexander Rennie's Timeline

July 14, 1810
Keith, Bannfshire, Scotland
July 24, 1842
Age 32
Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
July 24, 1842
Age 32
Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Age 78